Corpus ID: 14752398

An Investigation of the Android/BadAccents Malware which Exploits a new Android Tapjacking Attack

@inproceedings{Rasthofer2015AnIO,
  title={An Investigation of the Android/BadAccents Malware which Exploits a new Android Tapjacking Attack},
  author={Siegfried Rasthofer and Irfan Asrar and Stephan Huber and Eric Bodden},
  year={2015}
}
We report on a new threat campaign, underway in Korea, which infected around 20,000 Android users within two months. [...] Key Method We highlight various challenges for automatic malware analysis frameworks that significantly hinder the fully automatic detection of malicious components in the mal- ware. Furthermore, the malware exploits a previously unknown tapjacking vulnerability in the Android operating system, which we describe in detail. As a result of this work, the vulnerability, affecting all Android…Expand
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